What is institutional abuse?

Institutional abuse is the mistreatment of a person from an authority or system of power. This more than often involves children or elderly. The maltreatment can range from abuse in the home, such as physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and huger to continuous harsh reprimands to modify your behaviour. Institutional abuse can also occur within care facilities and is usually caused by an employee of the facility.

How can Chamberlains assist me?

Being the victim of institutional abuse is a traumatic experience not many people will ever be able to understand. It can make you feel traumatized, baffled and powerless. A lawyer can help you by standing with you throughout the claims process.

At Chamberlains, we offer a supportive and understanding environment to help you feel in charge of the situation, and we will assist you in finding a suitable compensation for your traumatic experience.

Most of the time compensation usually involves money, but can also be an apology or admission of guilt. The latter being something that usually helps providing closure to victims in a way money just cannot.

What is Medical Negligence?

Doctors do not always get it right, and when they get it wrong it can have permanent and expensive consequences. Even a simple check-up when performed inadequately could leave you in a position where you are entitled to compensation.

When a doctor’s treatment of a patient falls below the expected level of reasonable care, skill and diligence, this amounts to medical negligence. Examples of this is failing to:

  • Properly diagnose a condition;
  • Prescribe proper medication;
  • Refer you to an appropriate specialist;
  • Warn you of the risks involved in a treatment plan; or
  • Carry out a procedure with a proper level of skill and care.

How can Chamberlains assist me?

The world of medical negligence is complex, time consuming, and can seem daunting to the untrained eye. That is why we at Chamberlains tailor our strategy to suit your individual needs, to help deliver the best results as quickly as possible.

Have you been injured at work?

The right to a healthy and safe work environment is a statutory right that all Australian workers have. Unfortunately, despite this right, thousands of workers are injured on the job every year due to poor site conditions or dangerous practices.

If you’ve been injured at work, you could be entitled to benefits under the Workers Compensation Scheme. There are strict deadlines that need to be complied with so acting quickly is essential.

How can Chamberlains assist me?

At Chamberlains, we can guide you through the entire process. From advising on your prospects, to lodging a claim, to handling disputes with your employer or insurer, we can get the job done.